The MSc in Diagnostic Dermatopathology, organised by the Department of Dermatopathology of the St John’s Institute of Dermatology, is a newly created postgraduate programme which aims to attract high-calibre students, already trained in either Dermatology or Pathology, who have an interest in dermatopathology and wish to further pursue their training in this subspecialty.
The programme aims to:
•Provide students with specialised knowledge of the basic and advanced techniques used in diagnostic dermatopathology.
•Provide thorough practical training in diagnostic dermatopathology, allowing candidates to develop expertise in this subspecialty.
•Enable students to write a detailed analytical surgical pathology report appropriate for interpretation by a clinician.
•Enable students to develop a structured approach to critical appraisal of dermatopathological literature.
•Develop student’s knowledge of the theory and practical skills in conducting high-quality rigorous research that is translatable to the patient, and that makes a direct and valuable contribution to the knowledge base in this subspecialty.